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    Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Hello my friends.

    I picked up another vintage Rotary polisher off a local auction website the other day & it arrived in the mail today.

    This thing is seriously heavy!!! Certainly no need for any downward pressure with this, in fact I would be a bit hesitant using this on a modern car with their increasingly ďsoftĒ body panels.

    Hereís what I found out -

    Itís a SHER Polisher. SHER was an Australian Power Tool Company founded by an Austrian immigrant Wilhelm Peter Schlesinger & Alexander Faill. They started off in 1940 as Red Point Tool Co & in 1957 changed its name to Sher Power Tools Pty Ltd until in 1962 when Skil Corporation took over.

    So because itís labeled as a SHER Iím guessing itís between 1957 & 1962 in age. Researched a bit on line but came up empty in regards to a polisher of any type.

    Anyway, here are the pictures, enjoy.


















    Thank you all for taking a look ... oh yeah, yes it does indeed run.


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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Very cool Aaryn.

    Looks heavy. That would be a good forearm workout for anyone buffing out vertical panels, like on a large van or boat.

    The pad looks like regulation modern-day body shop and dealership pad, dirt and all.



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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Very cool! This makes you realize how much easier we have it today!

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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Almost looks like a stingray from the top. Very cool find for your collection.

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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Cool found Aaryn!

    And a real New Zeeland or Australian wool pad I bet LOL. The workout with useing this must be massive.

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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Very cool Aaryn.

    Looks heavy. That would be a good forearm workout for anyone buffing out vertical panels, like on a large van or boat.

    The pad looks like regulation modern-day body shop and dealership pad, dirt and all.




    Thanks Mike.

    I shall weigh this big bopper sometime & see, itís certainly the heaviest Iíve held & yeah, this would be some workout.

    Hahaha, funny you say that, I thought the same thing ... actually this would be a pretty new looking pad in some shops.


    Quote Originally Posted by A-train View Post
    Very cool! This makes you realize how much easier we have it today!

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    Cheers A-train.

    Exactly. Mustíve been some BIG burly man, or woman swinging this thing around thatís for sure.


    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    Almost looks like a stingray from the top. Very cool find for your collection.
    Thanks Don.

    Haha, thatís what I thought too. Has some style to it huh.


    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Cool found Aaryn!

    And a real New Zeeland or Australian wool pad I bet LOL. The workout with useing this must be massive.

    Thanks Tony.

    No doubt buddy, NZ Wool all the way. I would like to buff out a little something with it when I feel a bit better . . . Self employed & sick, the show must go on huh . . .


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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    ... size comparison with the Flex PE-150 Cordless.





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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    i can only imagine looking through it's eyes (or vents ) on what it's polished and has been through. nice find!

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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    That is awesome!

    Aaryn, how much does it weigh exactly?

    Kilos are ok. I can convert in my head...... Lol
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    Re: Vintage SHER Rotary Polisher.

    I think the nickname of that beast should be Popeye.... Cuz one panel and that is what your arms look like��

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